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Everyday tales of dancing soldiers

Go to any city in China and you’re sure to see street corner vendors selling battery-operated toy soldier figures that crawl along the sidewalk, stopping only to fire their rifle. Swiss artists Stefan Baltensperger and David Siepert bought one of...

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2nd Apple Store opens in Hangzhou

Apple Inc. opened its second store in Hangzhou this morning to sell mainly iWatch. The new store is located in the MixC Mall at the intersection of Qingchun Road and Fuchun Road. Many Apple fans came from Beijing, Shanghai, Shenzhen...

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Baby sitter held over child abuse

A baby sitter in Hangzhou has been detained by police for allegedly abusing a child she looked after. The 51-year-old woman, surnamed Zhang, was hired to look after a 3-year-old boy in October. She suddenly resigned on March 21. Her...

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Metro operator launches 1-day, 3-day passes

Hangzhou Metro Group will sell one-day pass for 15 yuan (US$2.45) and three-day pass for 40 yuan starting tomorrow. The prices are among the lowest Metro fares in China compared with Shanghai’s 18 and 45 yuan and Guangzhou’s 20 and...

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Resting up high

Sleeping high up in the trees is a way for animals to stay safe from predators when they are unconscious, and this animal instinct still displays itself even in captivity. This goes for giant pandas in zoos as well. This...

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Fosun takes 20% stake in circus giant Cirque du Soleil

It said that the first show after the deal will be staged in Hangzhou, China in June. …………………………………………………… Chinese private conglomerate Fosun International has broadened its business scope by backing the takeover of Canadian circus and entertainment giant Cirque du...

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Star performers in restaurant ratings

ON China’s largest user review website www.dianping.com, only a few Hangzhou restaurants receive five stars from diners. But those that do earn such rave reviews from customers are rewarded by queues lining up at peak times, regardless of the long...

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Hangzhou among four most congested cities

Hangzhou ranks fourth among China’s most congested cities, according to a report published on amap.com yesterday. Beijing, Shanghai and Jinan, capital of Shandong Province, occupied the top three spots, traffic monitoring data collected by amap.com showed. Downtown expressways are the...